“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A friend recently shared some of her private writing with me and I must say, I was quite impressed! So often what holds people back from sharing their gifts is a fear of rejection, but there is something behind, or beneath that excuse which I would like to expose to the air with you today.
When the matter is viewed from the level of the individual, the blockage relates to fear. But when examined more closely, it is actually defiance which causes this state of restriction and hiding. Allow me to explain. We are all endowed with certain gifts. These gifts are not our talents themselves, but the capacity for the expression of those talents. These capacities are made available to us on the basis of the unique configuration of the spirits of love, truth and life that we represent and in fact are.
To refuse to allow them to be put into service, then, is defiant not only of our inner being, but of the source of being itself. How dare you! I think a better bet would be to dare to give what you have, with no strings attached. Most people would see this a making themselves vulnerable to others, when in reality, they are actually making their outer capacities vulnerable to their inner reality!